Leon Edwards' crazy upset win over Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 made Drake's pockets a bit lighter this weekend -- 'cause the rapper lost out on a $200k bet!!
"The Nigerian Nightmare" was handed just his second professional loss after a head-kick knockout in the fifth round ... a result that had the fighting world absolutely shocked.
Drizzy was so confident the fight would end up in Usman's favor, he actually put up nearly a quarter million on an Usman knockout.
Of course, that didn't happen ... so all that dough went down the drain.
Edwards got wind of Champagne Papi's bet ... and made sure to clap back at the rapper in his post-fight interview, telling him to make the right decision next time.
Leon Edwards message to Drake.#UFC278 pic.twitter.com/cEqfi1N6a1— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) August 21, 2022
Leon Edwards message to Drake.#UFC278 pic.twitter.com/cEqfi1N6a1
As it turns out, Drake was taking Ls left and right on Saturday ... because he also lost $230k after Jose Aldo lost to Merab Dvalishvili.
It's become a trend for Drake to place massive sports bets ... but it hasn't gone too well for him over the years -- he's lost close to a million bucks on UFC fights alone.
Leon on the other hand celebrated his knockout win Sunday at XS nightclub's "NightSwim" inside the Wynn in Las Vegas with a group of friends and of course his new belt.